Life Goes On in 1928

This is Auntie’s house.  The big house beside it is the house Guy moved into in 1946.  This was a mill house but you had to be a boss to live here.  By then Guy was the boss weaver in charge of the weave room, spooling room, and drawing-in area.  Lets go on with the story.

“Wed. Feb 1  Snow in a.m.  Worked in mill.  shut down tonight .  Guy away tonight. “( Guy wrote- Fair.  Mill shut down tonight until Monday.  Troy with Mr. Wheeler’s radio.  Brought Helen up to Keene.)

“Thur. Feb 2.  Pleasant.  did house work.  w went to ladie’s aid meeting to Mrs. L –  .  S. P. sick tonight.”  S.P. was Seldon Tuttle, the elderly gentleman Auntie took care of. (Guy- Cold.  16 below zero at the depot.  Worked on H. McDonald’s  house.)  Guy was wiring the house in town.

“Fri. Feb 3.   Cold.  did little house work.  S.P. sick with temperature 103 Dr H – in attendance.  Guy away.” (Guy – Cold.  Finished putting cable in H. McDonalds house.  Keene in the evening.  Took Helen and Ruth to the Colonial.)  Ruth was Helen’s sister.  The Colonial was a movie theater in Keene.

Sat.  Feb 4. Cold.  took care S.P, temperature 101.  Dr here today.  Dr. looked at Caroline, had a cold.”  Caroline was an elderly lady that Dora cared for also. ( Guy-  Warm.  Thawed all day.  Started wiring Balbou’s house.  Repaired a raido for Leveroui of Keene this evening.  S.P. Tuttle was quite sick yesterday.  He’s better to-day.)  Sunday, Feb. 5  Cold.  Took care  S. P. little better.  Norman, Sam, and Chas Wm. were here.  Guy Away.  Did not go to Church.(  Guy did not write in his diary for two days.)

“Mon. Feb 6  Fair.  Did not work in mill.  took care of S.P.  Dr was here.”

“Tue. Feb. 7  Fair.  Took care S.P.  Dr was here.  Guy and I went over to Chesham to take  degree in grange.  Everett came home. ” (Guy- Did not go to Keene in the evening to see Helen as planed.  The going was to icy.)

“Wed. Feb. 8  Rain and ice.  Took care of S.P. not quite so well.  Dr was here.  Town sanded roads.”  (Guy – No power this morning.  Mill shut down for the rest of the week.)

“Thur.  Feb 9  Rain and sleet.  Took care S.P. better today.   Dr. was here.  Guy away tonight.” ( Guy- Keene in the evening to see Helen.)

“Fri.  Feb 10  Storm.  Took care S.P.. getting better.  Dr here today.” ( Guy- Took 1 & 2 degree in the Grange.)

“Sat. Feb. 11  Fair.  Went to Keene.  Had a hair treatment. 2.50  Dr here today. S. P. better, sitting up some.  Evertt in today  looks hale.  Guy away tonight.  Clarence went home today.”  (Guy _  Took Dora to Keene in the P.M.  Saw Helen in the evening.)

“Sun.  Feb 12  Fair.  Went to church and over to Mrs Tudell’s for my dress.  Pd her 2.00  S.P. some better.  Guy away tonight.”  (Guy- Keene in the P.M. to see Helen.)

“Mon.  Feb 13  Fair & warm  Worked in Mill.  Angie looked after S.P.  Dr was over.” ( Guy- Worked.)

“Tues.  Feb 14  Fair.  Worked in mill.  supper in vestry.  I did not go.  S.P. had lots of callers today.  Guy away tonight.” (Guy- Keene in the evening to see Helen.  Went to the movies.)

“Wed.  Feb  15  Rainy.  Worked all day.  Mill shut down tonight.  Guy and I went to the grange for 3 & 4 degree.  Angie stayed with old folks.” ( Guy- Mill shut down tonight.  dora and I took the 3 & 4th degree in the Grange.)

“Thur. Feb 16  Fair.  did house work and read.  went over to Mrs. Lampman’s for a few minutes.  Guy away tonight.” (Guy- Fair.  Hung around in the morning.  Keene in the P.M. to see Helen.  Went to a card party in the evening. )

“Fri.  Feb 17.  Fair.  Cleaned Chamers & S.P. room.  S.P. went out today.  Dr was over for the last time.  Herman & Emma here to hear the news radio.  Cut Caroline hair.”  (Guy- Worked on the wiring job a while in the morning.   To Dan Brook’s in the P.M..  High voltage on the power line damaged his radio. )

“Sat. Feb 18  Cold & Stormy.  Cooked lots and did house work.  John Stervant was here in P.M.  Guy away tonight. ” (Guy- Stormy Most snow of the season.  Keene in the evening to see Helen.)

“Sun  Feb. 19  Cold.  Went to church and read.  Guy away tonight.” (Guy- Church & S.S.  Keene in the P.M. to see Helen.)

“Mon.  Feb. 20  Fair.  Worked in mill.  Guy took Angie and C – to Keene to see the Dr.” (Guy- Took angie to Keene to see Dr. Holance.  Got a favorable report. )

“Tue.  Feb 21  Fair.  Worked in mill.  Guy took the Hall’s and myself over to dublin to George Washington banquet.  Had a beautiful feed.  Angie went to Keene for X-Ray.” (Guy- Angie went to Keene for an X-Ray.  Took Dora, Mr and Mrs. Hall to Dublin to a banquet and lecture.  A good time.)

“Wed.  Feb. 22  Fair in day  snow at night.  Worked in mill.  Guy away tonight. ”  (Guy- Keene in the evening to see Helen.  Mill shut down again until Monday.)

“Thur.  Feb 23.  Rain in a. m.  Did house work   went to Mrs. Hall’s to Ladies Aid in P.M.” (Guy- Worked on the Peanut Row job.)  Peanut Row was a row of 5 mill houses.

“Fri  Feb 24  Fair & cold.  Did house work  S.P. went to Swanzy.  Guy away tonight.”  ( Guy- Keene in the P.M.  Took Helen and Ruth to Troy in the Evening. )

“Sat. Feb 25  Cold  Did cooking and house work.  S.P. came home from Swanzy.”  (Guy- Cold.  Worked out Peanut Row. )

“Sun  Feb. 26  Fair.  Went to church.  Herman was in a few minutes.  Guy away tonight.” (Guy-Troy after church to see Helen.)

“Mon.  Feb.  27  Fair.  Worked in mill.  Mrs. Patterson and girls were in this evening.”  (Guy-  Worked. )

“Tue.  Feb. 28  Fair.  Worked all day in mill.  angie was sick tonight  ate to much.  Guy away tonight. ”  (Guy-  Worked.  Troy in the evening to see Helen.  Helen goes to Boston to-morrow for three days. )

“Wed. Feb 29  Blustry.  Worked in mill  shut down for rest of week.  Guy at home.”  (Guy- Worked.)

“Thur.  Mar. 1  Fair  Did house work.  Angie & C- went to keene.  Angie boarding at Mrs Doyles till ready for hospital.  Mrs. Winn was in today. ”  ( Guy-  made samples.  Angie went to Keen to board until her confinement. )

Must stop now and do some work.  We went to the Farmer’s Market today and got some advice from two farmers about our tomatoes.  We got some sweet potatoes and two melons.  Then went to the Co-op and got some No Rot spray for the tomatoes to put calcium into the soil.  John says they will look better in 48 hours.  I hope he is right.  Then we went to Food Land and Walmarts and did our shopping for the week and for our company who will be here Monday.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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